Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Biggest solar farm connects to the grid

The 100MW Clare solar farm – the biggest to date in Queensland – has begun exporting to the grid, as some 1400MW of large scale solar projects in the state get ready to begin production this year.

Clare, located  some 35 km southwest of Ayr, in north Queensland is the twice the size of the current biggest operating solar farm in the state, the recently connected 50MW Kinston project, although it will soon be overtaken.

The Clare solar farm is owned by Lighthouse Solar, whose have another project in north Queensland, the 20MW Hughenden solar farm, that is also now registered with AEMO and appears poised to begin production.

Clare has been injecting up to 20MW in each of the last few days. The two new solar farms join a string of new solar projects connected in Queensland, NSW and South Australia in the last few weeks, including Australia’s biggest that has just begun production

Read the story by Giles Parkinson from RenewEconomy - “Biggest solar farm connects to the grid.”

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